Oct 13, 2012 8:30am PDT
people want. if the national environment is destroyed, then it is really bad, and not just for our own investment, but for the area in general. at the beginning, i thought i would get involved in the fight against it, that i would not go along with it, but now, i am having my doubts. i wonder whether things are not better as they stand and if i would be better off moving away. >> of course, that is not with this conservationist wants, but more and more manor houses on her map are marked in pink, indicating that they are in serious condition. >> recently, one of the manor houses had disappeared completely. there was just a heap of stones. i fear that in the next five or 10 years, and aiding houses will be beyond repair. >> it could soon be dotted with ruins, ruins with a certain melancholic charm for sure, but hardly evidence of the prosperity that east germans were promised after unification. >> that brings us to the end of this edition of "european journal" from dw studios in brussels. from all of us here, thanks very much for watching. until next nine -- until next time, bye for now!
Oct 6, 2012 8:30am PDT
environment and wind up in the food chain. >> conducting chemical analysis will not help me if there is poisonous stuff flying around in the air. or finding its way into the groundwater. >> there is a tradition of mining in the area. 2000 years ago, the romans mind for goals here. it is thought to have one of the biggest gold deposits in western europe. mining here is lucrative, even if the excavation is costly environmental regulations strict. the people are divided on the issue. some residents are banding together to raise support for the mine. the mother of this young family is one of them. like 40% of the population, she is out of work. >> i hope that thanks to the mine, we will be able to stay and our family will have a future here. otherwise, we will have to move away. >> but where to? the effects of the economic crisis are being felt across spain. in this region, there is little industry outside of traditional coal mining, and its days are numbered. the regional government could sorely use the tax revenue the gold mine would generate. the socialist-led government does not want to
Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm PDT
plans validated by the navy, marines, and civilian aviation authorities, the environment ministry, not to mention the forestry commission and the archaeological superintendent. these are needed by anyone wishing to build on state-owned islands. >> it would be no loss for our country if a few islands were developed, just like properties along the coast are used for tourism. why not an island? damocles has some 6000 islands and islets -- >> greece has some 6000 islands and islets. every day, kostas ferries tourists to them. uninhabited islands are a unique natural paradise surrounded by crystal clear water. >> when the tourists come here, they are deeply impressed by the nature, the tranquillity, and solitude. there are not many people here to bother them. the beaches are mostly deserted, and i think the germans especially like to come here and leave their cares behind. >> he says nobody wants to see highrises go up here. people come to experience untouched nature. anyway, he makes a living partly from carrying tourists out to the islands and picking them up again in the evening. he call